Dodgers 8 12 1
D-Backs 1 4 1
Dodgers Stadium was ROCKING tonight! Dodgers fans everywhere certainly enjoyed the home run derby show the Dodgers put up tonight! ESPECIALLY Dodgers third baseman Juan Uribe!! After getting swept by the Cincinnati Reds over the weekend, this is what the Dodgers needed for medicine after feeling homesick. The Dodgers hit six home runs in the game tonight! This was an exciting game to watch if you are a Dodgers fan! Center fielder Andre Ethier, shortstop Hanley Ramirez and first baseman Adrian Gonzalez all had one home run each, Uribe had three home runs tonight. It was Uribe’s first multi-home run game as a Dodger. The last time, Uribe had multi-homer game was back in 2010 with the San Francisco Giants and it was also his tenth time of his career. Uribe was the first Dodger to hit three home runs in a game since Ethier in 2009 and it was his first career three home run game.
In the first inning, Dodgers right fielder Yasiel Puig hit a comebacker to the mound and Delgado mishandled it and threw it into shallow right field and allowed Puig to advance all the way to third. The Dodgers 2-3-4 batter quickly went down to leave Puig on third stranded. Ethier lead off the second inning with his 12th home run of the season. Uribe followed suit with back to back home run to make to increase the Dodgers lead, 2-0. Ramirez hit a double down the line to left to set up for Gonzalez’s 20th home run of the season to make the lead to 4-0. With two outs, Uribe hit another home run to center, his second home run of the game. Ramirez homered to center and Uribe comes up with his third home run of the game in the 6th inning, making the lead to 7-1. Ramirez walks with one in the 7th inning and Gonzalez, was inches from hitting his 2nd home run of the game, hits a double moving Ramirez to third. Uribe beats out the throw by Diamondback third baseman Eric Chavez to go four for four in the game and scoring the eighth run of the game.
Dodgers starter Nolasco threw 100 pitches for six 2/3 innings gave up only one run, one walk and three hits, but had six strikeouts. Nolasco got his eighth win as a Dodger and his 13th win for season (split between Miami and Los Angeles). The Dodgers bullpen combined to throw for two and 1/3 shutout innings. Arizona Diamondback starter Delgado only lasted two and 2/3 innings with two strike outs, throwing 70 pitches and giving up seven hits, four of those hits were home runs, and one walk.
Uribe had an AMAZING game tonight with the bat and the glove, despite the error he made in the 5th inning. After two long years of being injured throughout the each of those two seasons, is finally having the season of his life as a Dodger. Uribe finally saw the light at end of the tunnel and is healthy and producing what the Dodgers expecting, when they signed him three years ago to be their starting third baseman. Uribe, whom was booed for the first two seasons and had multiple injuries that brought his morale down, but inside the clubhouse he didn’t want to show it in front of his teammates because that would do no good to the chemistry of the clubhouse. Now, Uribe is finally able to step up and really contribute to the team and worked hard to get the Dodgers fans’ tough love. Uribe got an curtain call from the Dodgers fans. Uribe HAS to be a candidate for the most improved player of the year and be getting his first gold glove of his career.
Dodgers pitcher Edinson Volquez will be making his second start as Dodger tomorrow night. He has (0-1) record with a 7.20 ERA. Now, Dodgers fans do not boo Volquez. Give him more time to settle in and get comfortable and adapt to the change of scenery. I believe the Dodgers will help him get some wins and help clinch the division title for the first time since 2009. Taking the hill for the Diamondbacks, is Trevor Cahill, whom has a record of (6-10) and 4.35 ERA.The magic number to clinch the division is now eight games. The Dodgers game will be on KCAL at 7:10 PST. Again, tonight was a great game to watch and for the Dodgers to rebound from getting swept! GO BLUE!